All of us have been affected by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.I have missed being able to offer you the treatments that I know you love, and I am looking forward to seeing you again as soon as possible.

My priority is to keep you as safe as possible, and prior to re-opening the salon I have implemented a number of changes which I would like to make you aware of.  During the time the salon has been shut, I have completed the COVID-19 Infection Prevention and Control – GTi Certificate[16372] which is accredited by the Guild of Professional Beauty Therapists Ltd, the UK trade body for our industry. I have since made a number of changes in the way that we operate that you will notice when you next visit.

Booking Appointments

If I feel ill or have symptoms of C0VlD-19, I will self-isolate immediately and not come into the salon. This may mean that I have to cancel your appointment at short notice.  I appreciate that this may be inconvenient but it is done entirely for your own safety.  If your appointment is cancelled you will be able to re-book again or ask for a full refund or re use any pre-purchased voucher.

If you or any of the people you live with feel ill or display any symptoms of C0VlD-19 – please advise us as soon as possible and DO NOT COME TO THE SALON FOR YOUR APPOINTMENT.  I have amended our booking terms and conditions and you will not be charged for any appointments which you miss due to illness/other.

Visiting the Salon

For your safety and to maintain social distancing, I ask that you attend your appointments as close to the appointment time as possible. Please do not turn up early for appointments as this may mean that you come into contact with other clients who are just leaving.

Although, as you know, I already had a high level of cleanliness and use of PPE in the salon, I have increased the frequency of cleaning in the salon including making sure that common surfaces, toilets door handles etc. are wiped clean using disinfectant products between each client and before the start of each working day.

All tools and equipment will be disinfected with our high strength essential oil disinfectant and sanitisers in line with the specific manufacturers’ instructions for your safety.  Be assured, these have the same efficacy as bleach or other chemical disinfectants.

We will continue only to utilise environmentally, friendly, single use or washable items during a treatment that will be disposed of safely after use in order to protect you from cross infection.

You will have access to soap and hot water to wash your hands with as soon as you enter the salon and we will also have hand sanitiser available for you to use when you come into the salon.

 I will understand and not be offended if you wish to wear a facemask or wear disposable gloves when you visit the salon and during your treatment is this is appropriate.

Please don’t be surprised or upset if I use personal protective equipment (PPE) during your visit and during your treatment. This may include disposable gloves (used already in some treatments), face masks or aprons where appropriate.

I can confirm that the laundering of salon towels and uniforms is a priority I can assure you that all salon laundry is washed at 60 degrees C

All disposable items are bagged and safely removed from the treatment area every day, or sooner if full.

My treatments

We have carried out a risk assessment on all treatments and we are confident that we can continue to provide these safely, apart from threading in the first instance until further notice.

During your treatment

I understand the importance of hand hygiene and we will ensure that I wash our hands in according with NHS recommendations before the start of your treatment.

I will try to make your treatment as safe, comfortable and enjoyable as possible.  If you have any concerns about your treatments please let me know and I will do what I can to satisfy you.

After the treatment

In order to avoid handling of cash, I would prefer if you could pay for your treatment by card / or in advance using bank transfers.

All of these procedures have been implemented for your safety and mine.  We will continue to take advice from the Government and the NHS regarding safe practice and will amend them as necessary.

Thanks you for your understanding.

Salon Owner:  Lizzy Wedgwood-Bates

Date:                  7 June 2020